6 Days to Halloween: Twisted Fashion Photography

Hi everyone! Fashion photography at its….strangest? Miles Aldridge’s work isn’t necessarily “Halloween” material, but I find strangeness and uniqueness, and even a taste of the macabre, in his fashion photography which is why including him in this year’s countdown. He just had a show in LA titled The Pure Wonder at the Fahey/Klein gallery which I, unfortunately, just missed.

I’m including some images of his work and please visit an LA Times article about him here and to visit his website, go here to view more of his phenomenal work. Enjoy!

‘Til next time!

From The Pure Wonder exhibit 2015

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I Only Want You to Love Me #4 (featured in his exhibition of the same name in 2013)

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From the Vogue Italia spread titled “Like a Movie” based on the movie Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, 2010

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6 Days to Halloween – Haunting Art

Hello everyone! The creepy keeps getting creepier around here!

I took a peek into the art world and found some very spooky and haunting images to share. I felt these especially brought out the spirit of Halloween, although only one artist’s collection (the first one) was meant to have a Halloween theme. The others are just naturally creepy.

Sweet dreams! ‘Till next time.

1. Joey L. (1989 – )

The following are from his series Halloween in Brooklyn (2010) as found on Juxtapoz.

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2. Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516)

Detailed panel from his painting Hell, after 1490

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Detail from the right panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights, oil-on-wood panels, 1490-1510

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3. Hans Bellmer (1902-1975)

A photograph from his series on The Doll, 1933

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Child and Seeing Hands, Etching, 1950

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4. Mark Ryden (1963- )

Drips, Painting

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Fountain, Painting, 2003

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5. Francis Bacon (1902-1992)

Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, Center Panel, oil-on-board, 1944

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Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X, oil on canvas, 1953

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6. Gloom82 (1983- )

Witching Hole, Book Cover, Digital Art, 2013

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Casual Passers, Digital Art, 2014

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A special Thank You to Jason Persse at NY’s Museum of Modern Art.

3 Days to Halloween – Scary Reading

While watching movies can scare you silly, there’s nothing that compares to your imagination. It can conjure up more eery visions than what you see on screen, so if you’re a fan of scary stories, here’s a list of books designed to make you jump. Or, at least, shift around your seat uncomfortably.

‘Till next time!

1) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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2) Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier.

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3) Miss Pergrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. (Although targeted for young adults, this novel had enough creepy vibes to provide just as many chills.)

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4) Like with the movie, The Shining by Stephen King wins in the book department.

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5) Also like The ShiningMisery wins for being just as scary.

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6) The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.

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7) Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress.

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8) Hannibal by Thomas Harris.

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9) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. (Also targeted for young adults but kept me on the edge of my seat.)

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10) The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale. (This is a True Crime book and keeps you on your toes!)

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